NILE Ancient Egyptian Faience Mummy Beads with 5 Amulets Necklace

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Seller: naenae52 (1,292) 100%, Location: Keller, Texas, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 352700349495 In ancient times people of all ages adorned themselves in beads. For those that could not afford precious gems they crafted material and it was used called Faience.These beads became known as "Mummy" Beads. Amulets played a large part in ancient Egyptian religion and daily life. There were two kinds of amulets. One kind was made for the living, for daily life protection and encouragement. The other type was made for the dead, for mummified bodies. Both types of amulet were made of stone, metal, glass clay, and faience(ceramic material made from crushed quartz and other natural materials, covered with a blue or green glaze.) Some amulets were hand carved, othere were made using molds. Many amulets were shaped like animals, others shaped like gods. Many were symbols used to represent important things. A charm shaped like and Egyptian symbolized "Life". The hand is a "Protective hand". The Blue Faience Ankh Amulet is also the symbol of "Life". The anceint Egyptians truly believed that amulets had magical powers of protection and healing and also brought good fortune. How I came upon these beads. I came upon a huge yard sale that two little ladies were giving. The amount of jewelry and treasures were enormous. I inquired how that came upon all this stuff and they told me that their friend was a world traveler and when she died she had no one to leave all this to, so she had given her two best friends all of it when she passed. I had to research every piece that I purchased to try and find out where they came from and their worth. I do know that the burial beads are from Eqypt and collectible faience mummy beads..What made these unique to me was that this necklace had 5 amulets and was not just the tubular beads. Condition: Shows age, delicate., Material: Faience

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